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Drones Are Now Delivering Packages In One Chinese City

Like robot courier pigeons, with about the same carrying capacity<p>After a user on the Chinese social media site Weibo posted about seeing flying robots with the SF Express logo, the delivery company admitted that it has begun trials of package-delivery drones in the city of Dongguan in southeast …

Zeus 3D copier and printer does it all in one

The world of 3D scanning and printing is about to get simplified immensely with the Zeus, an all-in-one 3D machine.<p>We're already used to 2D copiers and printers. Slip a piece of paper in, push a button, and a copy comes out. Now, that same sort of capability is coming to the 3D world with the AIO …

3D Printing

Elon Musk's New Project: Iron Man's Gesture-Based Interface

Tuck away inside the SpaceX labs, Elon Musk has been building his version of Tony Stark's design tech.<p>Elon Musk is just toying with us now. The geek superstar already has his hands and calendar full running a private space company that's traveling to the International Space Station and a car …

Elon Musk

Vaavud Smartphone Wind Meter Now Available, Use Your Phone To Measure Windspeed Like It’s The Future

Kickstarter success Vaavud is a thing of beauty. Created by a Danish team of enterprising inventors, it plugs into your iPhone or Android device’s headphone jack and connects with an app to tell you the current wind speed. It uses no power, and actually talks wirelessly to your phone via the …

From the makers of Twine comes a connected thermometer called Range

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Supermechanical<p>Supermechanical, the Austin, Texas-based design firm that created an incredibly popular sensor that …

Bluetooth LE + Android and why the smart tag revolutions is upon us

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Tile<p>On Monday Texas Instruments introduced a new Android 4.3 app that enables anyone to create Bluetooth LE-powered …

How Gesture Control And Wearable Tech Will Revolutionize Our Digital Lives

Pause your favorite show by snapping your fingers. Adjust the temperature in your home with a flick of the wrist. Scroll through your big presentation by waving your hand. Gesture control is the latest step in the evolution of human/computer interaction, replacing traditional interface methods like …

Belkin flips the switch on an official Android app for WeMo home automation products

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Belkin’s WeMo connected home products are no longer iOS only. On Monday, the company released an Android app for its WeMo …

Can These Augmented-Reality Apps Move Beyond the Gimmicks?

Last week, a man jumped out of a bottle of Pepsi and performed a magic trick for me.<p>No, I wasn’t hallucinating in the New York City heat wave. I was …

Augmented Reality

How Washington Has Catalyzed Health Investment and Innovation in Silicon Valley

Fitbit Flex, Nike Plus FuelBand, Basis Band and Jawbone Up in action<p>The Affordable Healthcare Act has been roundly and regularly criticized by …

Digital Health

Why the internet of things has to be not too smart and not too dumb, but just right

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>It’s 8 a.m. on a Tuesday. Your alarm clock senses movement and surmises you are awake. “Would you like a cup of coffee?” it …

Video: Take a tour of the future of home automation via Google Glass

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Revolv<p>Revolv, a connected home startup that used to be known as Mobiplug, has shown off a video of one of its …

When I Say Jump … Marissa Mayer Gives Yahoo Employees Up Fitness Bands

It’s clear that CEO Marissa Mayer has been trying to get the employees of Yahoo to start moving faster to innovate. And now, she is also doing it …

Silicon Valley

AT&T Bets Big On Internet Of Things With New Foundry Facilities

In 2010, AT&T began rethinking its R&D process. “We started stepping back and saying, the world is a different place; things are moving at a pace that is just unprecedented,” AT&T VP of Ecosystem & Innovation Abhi Ingle tells <i>Fast Company</i>.<p>To keep up, the company built three “foundry facilities” the …

With SmartThings, the Automated Home Suddenly Becomes More Accessible

The notion that one’s home appliances could all be connected in some way — and respond with a simple tap, swipe or voice command — was once only a …

Home Automation

Apple iWatch: tracking the rumors of a Cupertino-designed timekeeper

Contributors:<p>Share Tweet<p><b>Share</b> Apple iWatch: tracking the rumors of a Cupertino-designed timekeeper<p>share tweet Linkedin Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email<p>Wearables are widely regarded as the next big thing in consumer technology, underscored by buzz around Google Glass and Pebble's enormously successful …

With $30M, smart scale and health device startup Withings plans bigger global push

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Withings, a Paris-based startup best known for its WiFi-connected scale that sends information directly to health and fitness …

What kind of physical activities are you actually recording on your Nike Fuelband?

The Nike Fuelband is just one of a growing number of wearable activity trackers, and the idea behind them is really great. You put it on, and just …

A weekend with Misfit’s Shine: an activity tracker for people tired of fugly fitness gadgets

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>How popular the quarter-sized Shine activity tracker becomes will show just how important hardware design has become to the …

OmniFocus iPhone App Update Adds Context Locations, Background Sync And More

OmniFocus the awesome task management application for Mac and iOS devices has this week released a new update to their OmniFocus iPhone app which …

Data analytics startup Context Relevant scores $7M series A from Madrona, Bloomberg and others

Context Relevant has reeled in $7 million in fresh funding, money that the Seattle company will use for continued development of its advanced …

Google Glass and wearable tech: what does it mean for the future?

There are quite a few different opinions out there when it comes to wearable tech. Some say it is a fad. Others that it is the future, and that devices like Google Glass will lead to a revolution. Then there is talk of privacy concerns, social concerns and even the belief that development of …

Wearable Tech

Motorola wants to make beautiful wearable devices, has opening for Senior Director of Industrial Design

A recent Motorola job posting hints that the company may be interested in creating a variety of wearable devices in the near future.<p>The company is looking for a Senior Director of Industrial Design for “wearables” with the experience, knowledge and “courage” needed to develop interesting new …

Wearable Tech

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Apple's secret iWatch team includes small device and fitness experts, claims report

Apple vice president Kevin Lynch<p>Reports of Apple's long-rumored smartwatch device, commonly called the iWatch, have continually gained steam this year, and remarks from CEO Tim Cook have lent credence to the notion that Apple is working on such a device. A new report from <i>9to5Mac</i> outlines Apple's …

Apple acquires location data company Locationary

Apple has acquired location data company Locationary, which provides data on local businesses around the world. Not just an acqui-hire, Locationary's …

The bright, foggy future of mobile computing - Talk Mobile

The future of mobile hardware has two branches: the obvious, continuous push for faster CPUs, smaller chipsets, more memory with advanced …

What We Can Expect From The Next Decade Of Technology

While these things are always hard to predict with any specificity, much of the writing is already on the wall. Humanlike, no-touch interfaces will combine with a pervasive array of sensors and intelligent back-end systems to form a new Web of Things. Computing will become truly ubiquitous.<p>This new …